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Band 6 Deputy Ward Sister/Charge Nurse

Job Reference: 313-A-20-77936-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Rutland Ward, Rutland Memorial Hospital
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy Ward Sister / Charge Nurse for Rutland Ward at the Rutland Memorial Hospital.

Rutland Ward is a 16 bedded medical stepdown, rehabilitation and palliative care ward. It is one of 12 wards which form Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s Community Health Services Division.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week. Staff work long days or night shifts as the service requires, but the post would be primarily based on day shifts.

We are looking fora Level 1 (Adult) Registered Nurse with at least 2 years post registration experience, with good clinical skills, enthusiasm and motivation to provide visible leadership on the ward to more junior staff. The post holder will be an experienced Band 5 nurse who can demonstrate they have a range of transferable skills from their experience in a hospital and/ or community setting. Supported by the ward sister you will have clear vision and direction for patient care, aspiring to achieve the best care we can possibly give.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and management skills and will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care. Team building experience is essential in the role as collaborative working with members of the MDT is expected. You will need to hold a mentoring qualification as the ward takes a number of nursing students as well as newly qualified and return to practice nurses for their preceptorship.

We recommend that you visit the Ward and join the Ward Matron or Ward Sister for an informal visit during the application process to fully understand the role, the health and care needs of the local population and meet the Team.

Please call Ward Sister Emma Starsmore on 07920 505567 or Matron Jane Howden on 07788497960 for a chat or to arrange an informal visit.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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